Upcoming Events

Sep 24, 2018

Rob Hughes, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, will co-present “Legal Issues for Engineers 101” with Timothy Hegarty, Esq., partner, Zetlin & De Chiara, Monday, Sept. 24, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. The presentation, part of the ACEC of New Jersey Fall 2018 Conference, will take place in the Basa Nova Conference Room, Havana Tower at the Tropicana, Atlantic City, NJ. The ACEC of New Jersey Fall 2018 Conference will be held Sept. 23 - 24. For details and conference registration, click here.   

Oct 4, 2018-Oct 5, 2018

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough, will be among several distinguished presenters during a two-day Cybersecurity Bootcamp for Law Firm Leaders to be held Oct. 4 - 5, 2018 at the Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave., NW, Washington, DC. Ms. Garczynski will discuss cyber liability and insurance. Other prominent speakers will present such topics as “U.S. Government Cybersecurity Policies and Frameworks”; “The Cyber Threat Landscape”; “Attorneys’ Responsibilities to Protect Data (Ethics) Making Cybersecurity Part of Firm Strategic Decision Making”; “Conducting a Risk Assessment for Law Firm Sensitive Data, Technology Primer for Law Firm Management”; “Building a Cyber Resilient Law Firm: A Conversation Practice Chair.” The program also will include tabletop exercises and simulations with cybersecurity experts. For details and registration, visit  www.cvent.com/d/3gqtzw.

Prior Events

Sep 7, 2018

Eileen Garczynski, Sr. Vice President and Partner of Ames & Gough will be presenting an Ethics CLE for the Virginia Bar on Friday, September 7th from noon to 2pm in Charlottesville Virginia. The course is entitled “Avoiding Ethical Mistakes, Malpractice, and Cyber Liability Claims.”  This program will provide 2.0 hours of MCLE Ethics Credit.

This program is intended to give law firms an overview of the most common legal malpractice claims (and related risks, such as cyber, management, and employment-related claims), and how to avoid them.

A webcast replay of the event will be done on Friday, September 21, from noon to 2pm.

For more information log onto www.vacle.org

Aug 23, 2018

Eileen Garczynski, senior vice president and partner, Ames & Gough will co-present a CLE seminar on advising clients about cyber risks and cyber insurance with Syed S. Ahmad, partner, Hunton, Andrews, Kurth, LLP. The seminar, presented by the DC Bar Association, will be held Thursday, August 23, 2018, from 12 noon – 2:15 p.m. at the DC Bar, 901 4thStreet, NW, Washington, DC.The session will cover what attorneys should know about different cyber risks their clients may face and point out specific issues that apply to professional organizations, such as law firms and accounting firms. The speakers also will explain how cyber insurance can help mitigate the risk and point out potential gaps law firm clients may have in coverage. For additional details and to arrange attendance, click here.

Aug 18, 2018

Join Brian Lynch as he attends the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Chicago, IL on August 18-21, 2018. For more information click here.

Jun 14, 2018

Join Brett Gough, senior vice president of Ames & Gough, as he presents a session on "Best Practices" at the Western States M&A Symposium 2018 in San Francisco, CA on June 14th at 3:45pm. Topics to be discussed include preparing for a transaction – both as a buyer and a seller, negotiating through the deal, and successful integration post transaction.  For more information on the conference or to register please click here.

May 23, 2018

Join Brian Lynch, broker at Ames & Gough, as he attends the FAR Leadership Conference in Washington, DC. The FAR is a nonprofit business leaders' network and will be presenting on Leadership & Knowledge: Building for the Future this year at it's annual conference. To register click here.

May 7, 2018

Ames & Gough is a proud sponsor of the 2018 Capital Strategies and M&A Forum. This year it is moving to a new location! Join us in Dallas, Texas at the Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas. for more information visit Matheson Advisors.

Apr 26, 2018

Join Eileen Garczynski, Ames & Gough vice president, for a panel discussion that will address many issues to the current state of the insurance market. Topics to include: What is on the LPL insurers minds as we finish out the decade with a slew of big storms; continued market consolidation; increased law firm mergers coupled with an aging lawyers population? What are the new risks insurers are providing coverage for? What type of risks should we be looking at? What does the consolidation in the insurance marketplace mean to insurers and to their insureds? The expert panel will address these issues and more and provide some keen expertise on the direction of the market as we begin the end of the decade.  The other panelists include Scott Kossove from CNA; Daisy Lopez from Crum & Forster; and John Muller from Sompo. To learn more on the American Bar Association event click here.

Apr 20, 2018

Join Cady Sinks, CPCU, RPLU of Ames & Gough, as she presents the seminar on Demystifying Insurance. She will address the legacy and successfulness of your business as to how it relates to the staying in business as well as discuss why you need insurance to run your business for long term success. Topics to include general liability, professional liability and cyber liability. To register and learn more click here.


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